Only 2 weeks until the first race of the season. If my 14' flat water racer doesn't sell in the next 2 weeks, I'll race it myself and kick some butt. It might be just a few butts, but I can assure you I won't be last.
It was so windy tonight, I almost turned chicken and walked back to the truck. I could not hold onto the board in the strong wind. It almost knocked me flat on the beach.
But, I did go for it. Catching runners was easy.
I'm beginning to figure out the best way to catch runners is to wait until you get that "feeling" you're about to catch one, without doing anything, then add some paddle power and you're in. Trying to force yourself into a runner is a waste of time. You can't force it. The "feel" is something you only develop with time doing downwinders.
After the fun morning session the wind came up, so the new race board got tested. Here it is. 27 3/4 wide x 4 3/4 thick. More stable than board number 1. More rocker than board number 1. It felt perfect in the 18-20 mph wind today. I caught many runners and two really long rides. Both of my best runners came when spinning the ball, as taught by Todd Bradley.
59 years old. 6'2 195 lbs. a.k.a. DW on the Standupzone.
Wife SUPs too. Started SUPing May 2007
Real Names: Dwight and Jacky Fisher,
Contact: fishersfortblog at bellsouth.net or phone 910-two nine seven - four five six seven.